July 27, 2014

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (July 27)


Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The House in the Sky” by Amanda Lindhout

2. “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

3. “Grand Central” by Jenna Blum

4. “Sons of Wichita” by Daniel Schulman

5. “The Wives of Los Alamos” by TaraShea Nesbit

6. “We Are Called to Rise” by Laura McBride

7. “Last Night at the Blue Angel” by Rebecca Rotert

8. “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki

9. “Little Owl Lost” by Chris Haughton

10. “The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee” by Marja Mills

New and notable

“Wyatt in Wichita” by John Shirley (Skyhorse Publishing, $14.95) – A fictional imagining of Wyatt Earp’s origins as a sheriff as he investigates the murder of a young woman in Wichita.

“Maeve Binchy: The Biography” by Piers Dudgeon (Thomas Dunn Books, $27.99) – A look into the life of the Irish-born writer, and how her childhood influenced her writing.

Eighth Day Books


1. “Open Secrets / Inward Prospects: Reflections on World and Soul” by Eva Brann

2. “Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad” by Eva Brann

3. “Feeling Our Feelings: What Philosophers Think and People Know” by Eva Brann

4. “Leisure: The Basis of Culture” by Josef Pieper

5. “Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology” by Andrew Louth

6. “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy

7. “Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work” by Matthew Crawford

8. “Standing by Words: Essays” by Wendell Berry

9. “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett

10. “Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism” by George Steiner

New and notable

“Holy Luck” by Eugene Peterson (William B. Eerdmans, $12) – Acclaimed pastor, theologian and author of over 30 books, Peterson turns his hand to poetry inspired by biblical themes.

“The Powers: A Novel” by Valerie Sayers (Tri-Quarterly Books, $24.95) – In chapters both realistic and fantastic, Sayers transports the reader to an age filled with giants: Dorothy Day and Walker Evans appear beside Joe DiMaggio. The problems they face, from antisemitism to the challenge of pacifism, play out in very public media and create a story of moral witness and responsibility.

National best-sellers


1. “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

2. “The Heist” by Daniel Silva

3. “Invisible” by James Patterson, David Ellis

4. “Act of War” by Brad Thor

5. “Top Secret Twenty-One” by Janet Evanovich

6. “Cut and Thrust” by Stuart Woods

7. “Power Play” by Catherine Coulter

8. “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King

9. “California” by Edan Lepucki

10. “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith


1. “America” by Dinesh D’Souza

2. “Blood Feud” by Edward Klein

3. “One Nation” by Ben Carson

4. “The Mockingbird Next Door” by Marja Mills

5. “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton

6. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book” by Diane Muldrow

7. “Think Like a Freak” by Levitt/Dubner

8. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

9. “Instinct” by T.D. Jakes

10. “The Family of Jesus” by Karen Kingsbury

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